Contact Jeanette by email by sending a message to jeanette at jeanettelarson dot com.

Jeanette is available for training and in-service sessions for librarians and teachers. She also consults with public librarians on ways to improve or expand their services.

Jeanette is a member emiritus of Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels, a group of great writers from Austin, TX. Check us out!


Thanks for stopping by my website. Click on the News link for up-to-date information about me, my work, meeting me in person, and my activities.

I am a freelance consultant, trainer, and writer. After more than thirty  years working in libraries, I "took my pension" and now channel my love of libraries, books, and reading into teaching for Texas Woman's University, writing, consulting, and conducting face-to-face and online workshops. It's a lot of fun being able to pick and choose projects, some for money and some for love or the community good.

With the publication of Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas I cross over to the other side of the book shelves. My first book for young people was released in February by Charlesbridge and it is beautifully illustrated by my friend and co-author Adrienne Yorinks.  

I've worked with a lot of public libraries in Texas and around the country. I've also worked with the Texas Book Festival and helped Laura Bush by organizing author events like the White House Easter Egg Roll. I get a lot of joy from writing about books and writing to help librarians run their libraries "better."

I guess I would describe myself as a "joiner." I'm a member of SCBWI,  the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, and a number of other organizations. I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them!

I live in Rockport, TX, one of the birdiest towns in the country, with my husband, two schipperkes, and two crazy cats.

I'm now an avid birder, thanks to all the time I spent looking at hummingbirds for the book. As part of that experience I've started a blog, Bird Brainz, that I hope you'll check out.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about my work, my books, or anything else! Click on the link or email me at jeanette at jeanettelarson dot com.





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